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DUCKS SOAR OVER SOMERSET


(Bridgewater N.J., June 26, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 8-3 on Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Shawn Williams' two-run double

GAME AUDIO: Mitch Canham's RBI triple


GAME AUDIO: Reid Gorecki's three-run homer

The Ducks opened the scoring with a run in the first and two more in the fourth off Patriots starter Mike MacDonald. A RBI single by Brandon Sing and a two-run double by Shawn Williams highlighted the scoring. Somerset closed the gap to 3-2 in their half of the fourth on a RBI single by Jeff Nettles and a run-scoring double play ball against Ducks starter Dan Meyer.

It stayed that way until the seventh when the Ducks extended their lead to three on a RBI triple by Mitch Canham and a RBI single from Dan Lyons. The Pats added a run in their half of the frame, but a mammoth three-run homer by Reid Gorecki in the eighth, his third longball of the season, put the game out of reach.

Meyer (2-4) earned the win, allowing just two runs on two hits while striking out three in six innings of work. MacDonald (2-4) took the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits in six innings.

Gorecki led the Flock with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Williams and Ray Navarrete added two hits apiece, with Williams driving in two runs.

The Ducks wrap up their series against the Patriots and their nine-game road trip on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the homepage. Streaming audio will be provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network. Southpaw Gustavo Chacin toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots right-hander Justin Cassel.

Long Island returns home on Thursday, June 28 as they host the Sugar Land Skeeters for the very first time. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Quackers, courtesy of Newsday. Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, or visiting www.liducks.com.

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GAME DATE: 06/26/2012
Long Island Ducks  8 AT Somerset Patriots  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Binick RF         5  0  1  0  .279  J.Holden CF         2  0  0  0  .306
J.McOwen LF         4  1  1  0  .241  J.Tucker RF         4  1  1  0  .249
R.Navarrete 2B      4  1  2  0  .335  F.Bynum 2B          3  1  0  0  .330
B.Sing DH           4  1  1  1  .240  J.Nettles 1B        4  0  1  1  .255
B.Nelson 3B         4  1  1  0  .239  A.Mathews DH        4  0  0  0  .253
S.Williams 1B       4  1  2  2  .275  J.Drennen LF        4  1  1  0  .220
R.Gorecki CF        4  2  3  3  .267  Y.Sanchez SS        3  0  1  0  .189
M.Canham C          4  1  1  1  .111  A.Donachie C        3  0  1  1  .268
D.Lyons SS          4  0  1  1  .289  D.DeGeorge 3B       3  0  0  0  .225
                   37  8 13  8                           30  3  5  2

L Island             1 0 0   2 0 0   2 3 0 -  8 13  0
Somerset             0 0 0   2 0 0   1 0 0 -  3  5  0
2B--S.Williams (7). 3B--M.Canham (1). HR--R.Gorecki (3). RBI--B.Sing (32),
S.Williams  2 (25), R.Gorecki  3 (20), M.Canham (1), D.Lyons (32),
J.Nettles (38), A.Donachie (4). SB--R.Gorecki (8), J.Holden (8).
CS--D.Lyons (2), J.Holden (2). 
LOB--L Island 4, Somerset 3. DP--R. Navarrete(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - S.
Williams(1B), A. Donachie(C) - F. Bynum(2B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
D.Meyer (W,2-4)                 6.0   2   2   2   3   3   0    4.13
J.Lansford                      1.0   3   1   1   0   0   0    3.86
E.Niesen                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.91
C.Graham                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.18
                                9     5   3   3   3   6   0
 Somerset
M.MacDonald (L,2-4)             6.0   7   3   3   1   2   0    4.00
C.Wright                        1.2   5   4   4   0   2   0    5.09
T.Hose                          1.1   1   1   1   1   2   1    4.57
                                9    13   8   8   2   6   1
SO--K.Binick, R.Navarrete, B.Sing 2, S.Williams, M.Canham, J.Holden,
F.Bynum 2, J.Drennen, Y.Sanchez, A.Donachie. BB--J.McOwen, R.Navarrete,
J.Holden 2, F.Bynum. BF--D.Meyer 21 (149), J.Lansford 6 (60), E.Niesen 3
(119), C.Graham 3 (109), M.MacDonald 24 (272), C.Wright 9 (103), T.Hose 6
(96). P-S--D.Meyer 80-48, J.Lansford 21-14, E.Niesen 11-7, C.Graham 14-7,
M.MacDonald 99-66, C.Wright 30-19, T.Hose 19-12. 
T--2:54.  A--4002

Weather: Partly cloudy; 65 degrees
Umpires: Plate Ump - Marty Bauer, Field Ump #1 - David Mills, Field Ump #3 - Tony Senia